REWIND! The Disco Biscuits at North Coast Music Fest 2010
[REWIND! is a weekly feature where Hugh Voltage and Ray De Ation dig through the archives of previous concert coverage. The original words and photos are published as is… with modern commentary about what they think now.]
Hugh: If I’m being completely honest, I only remember two things about this show. The light show was absurd. The Gorillaz cover was amazing. That said, I remember those things so vividly that just looking at these pictures immediately transports me back to the show.
Ray: Oh yeah, I remember this one. I was excited to shoot the band at NCMF. But unfortunately, I left this stage with a bad taste in my mouth due to their touring manager. He was a jerk. A guy walking around backstage with a real power trip on the press. Yelling at photographers about where they could and couldn’t stand and making empty threats to photographers to throw them out of the music fest, when in actuality, he is a nobody. The band was dope, the light show was amazing. The manager was a real dick.
Original review follows: The Disco Biscuits at North Coast Music Fest 2010
As master of closing ceremonies for the Coast Stage, The Disco Biscuits delivered a 1.21 gigawatts electric volt of the Dead or Phish to an otherwise exhausted North Coast crowd. The light show? Rivaled even the Chemical Brothers. The performance? As the quartet infused the air with a coalescence of psychedelia, electronica, and funk, they destroyed eardrums (in the good way) everywhere with “Park Ave” and “Munchkin Invasion”.
Their rendition of Gorillaz “Feel Good Inc.” may have been even crazier than the original, impossible as that may seem. As the haze of smoke and the luminescence of the light show finally dissipated, The Disco Biscuits closed the book on the inaugural North Coast Music Fest in a most epic fashion.